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Writing for Film

Writing for Film

Our Writing for Film course explores the fundamentals of screenwriting from first idea to final draft. You will learn how to approach story, develop characters and dialogue, and to structure your ideas into a fully-fledged screenplay. Using film clips and practical writing exercises, the course also includes advice about next steps from writing treatments to pitching your work. For film buffs serious about screen writing, this crash course is essential.

WRITING FOR FILM COURSE CONTENT

 

  • How to tell a story cinematically
  • Exploring ways to build your narrative with structural analysis
  • Comprehensive story breakdown using clips from existing films
  • Developing your characters, dialogue and subtext
  • Script doctoring for existing story ideas
  • Formatting your screenplay and approaches to supporting material.

OUR APPROACH


Like all of our writing courses, you’ll receive friendly, constructive feedback from your teacher throughout the course. The opportunity to discuss and share your ideas with a group of fellow writers can be an incredibly useful part of the creative process, helping you develop the style and scope of your writing.

Please note: fluency in English is essential for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 0207 042 8833 or email info@city-academy.com.

Hear what our students have to say


Freddie was fantastic. I could not have asked more from a 4 week course. Inspirational, smart and a fantastic teacher.

Patrick

Amazing tutor - very professional, thorough in his understanding of his subject, and presented the classes in an engaging and interactive way.

Vivienne

Tutor was extremely encouraging with his criticisms. Really enjoyed the content of the course and always left sessions feeling inspired.

Lawrence

The course was everything I was looking for - engaging, practical and extremely insightful.

Daniel


CLASSES STARTING SOON


DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Oct - 4 Nov Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Freddie Machin City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £220.00
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3 Feb - 25 Feb Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Frazer Flintham Second Home, Clerkenwell £220.00
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DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Oct - 4 Nov Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Freddie Machin City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £220.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
3 Feb - 25 Feb Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Frazer Flintham Second Home, Clerkenwell £220.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Oct - 4 Nov Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Freddie Machin City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £220.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
3 Feb - 25 Feb Wed 18:30-21:00 4 weeks Frazer Flintham Second Home, Clerkenwell £220.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Writing for Film Venues


Writing for Film tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOLS

Use state of the art filmmaking and post-production equipment to write, direct and edit a short film in the Adult Filmmaking Summer School

CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL

Kick-start your writing, whether you have an existing idea that you would like to develop or you’re still looking for inspiration on our Creative Writing Summer School

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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